- Associated Press - Saturday, June 16, 2012

WEST ALLIS, WIS. (AP) - Even before all the fans had made their way to the seats for Saturday’s rain-delayed IndyCar race at the Milwaukee Mile, race promoter Michael Andretti had an announcement to make about the event’s future.

Speaking on the track’s public address system, Andretti told the crowd that IndyCar would be back to Milwaukee in 2013.

Andretti Sports Marketing announced that next year’s race would be held June 14-15 next year, with tickets going on sale Sunday.

The announcement provides some stability for the historic but financially troubled Milwaukee track. After not holding any major racing events in 2010, Milwaukee hosted an IndyCar race in 2011 but drew a lackluster crowd. Milwaukee originally was left off the 2012 IndyCar schedule but was brought back after Andretti agreed to take over as promoter.

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